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msg #124222
6/29/2015 3:31:43 PM

sort on column 5 descending
set{ch,close - start}
set{sort,ch / start}
set{sort%,sort * 100}
add column sort%

Given the trouble in Europe, EFA is currently lagging behind US Equities, with only IWM showing a positive return at the moment. I would wait until 7/1 to see how the Greek Tragedy plays out (they never end well), but this month is one that requires caution. It might be that all asset classes have negative 3 month returns (nowhere to hide).

I moved to 2/3rds cash two weeks ago and will wait until the start of next month to see where the filter lands. Good luck to all.

General Discussion · Stratasearch
msg #124194
6/26/2015 9:44:21 AM

The Nasdaq 100 is built in as an available sector for analysis. I use the S&P 500 (also included as an available sector) rather than the S&P 100 as it generates more trades from a larger group of stable, highly liquid stocks.

General Discussion · Stratasearch
msg #124191
6/25/2015 8:40:28 PM

I have posted a number of examples of code in SF that has been coded in SS as well. I think it is within anyone's grasp to get to a decent novice level, and as long as you are willing to play around a bit and read the forums, you can do almost anything you want in terms of system design (including automatic optimization of different parameters).


General Discussion · Stratasearch
msg #124172
6/24/2015 11:46:49 AM

The first month is free. Each month after that is only $30.

I think it is always better to learn to do something (especially something that is important to you and you would do often) than it is to pay for someone else to do it. Invest the time in learning SS and you will be amply rewarded.

Announcements · StockFetcher Backtesting Discontinued on August 1, 2015
msg #124118
6/22/2015 10:21:53 AM

Re: "stockfetcher
894 posts
msg #124046 6/16/2015 5:35:23 PM
There are many reasons we are discontinuing this service; partly due to limitations in the data we support, but also business related due to the high cost of supporting the backtesting service compared to the very low level of customer interest.
Here's my 0.02 cents ...
If it's "costly" to SF to support backtesting, then get rid of it!
Users will still be able to utilize the "date offset" feature or the "chart-time" feature to do their backtests.
Works great!

One potential compromise - spend a little time writing out a FAQ and clear instructions on how to use the current backtesting system, then stop dedicating SF support resources to it. I'm sure you were handling a lot of private emailed requests for help - if that is where you are struggling with cost, simply announce in the backtesting area that the service is no longer providing technical support. This way you do not lose capability for the members (which based on the feedback in this thread so far is seen as a key reason for continued membership) and meet your cost control targets.

Announcements · StockFetcher Backtesting Discontinued on August 1, 2015
msg #124102
6/20/2015 4:29:20 PM

StrataSearch lets you back test as far back as 1980 for most stocks. There is a survivorship bias but that happens with most stock software anyway, and I do not see it as a limitation if your are focused on the last 10 years or so. It lets you use lots of predefined sectors, or create your own. The code is easy to learn, and far more versatile than SF if you are willing to invest some time in learning it. Subscription is $30 a month.

I only use SS for system development and back testing. Not sure why I maintain my SF account, since it seems that they ignore requests to make the code better and do dumb things like drop functionality rather than improve it.

Announcements · StockFetcher Backtesting Discontinued on August 1, 2015
msg #124089
6/18/2015 3:48:20 PM

I for one will not miss the back testing capability of SF - it was limited at best. I had stopped using SF backtesting several years ago and now rely solely on StrataSearch to develop systems.

Frankly there are other better back-testing options for any serious investor, and the truth for most SF users is that they develop ENTRY filters only and often ignore the required EXIT rules to make a true SYSTEM.

General Discussion · ? SF Chart Feature Problem?
msg #124029
6/14/2015 9:31:43 PM

Your filter match is still buggy - it does not recognize symlist(XXX) or watchlist(XXX) as not having the stock in question. Example - I have one filter that starts with symlist(SPY) and yet AAPL seems to be a match for it?? Please check to confirm.

Stock Picks and Trading · Pick for Tue June 9th 2015
msg #123997
6/9/2015 8:32:57 AM

Are you planning to post the same message every day? If so, these posts add no value to the forum.

Some (hopefully constructive) feedback here ... you should post the actual pick here, rather than try to redirect people to your own web site. This looks like all you want is to drive traffic to your site.

General Discussion · Is your "Home" tab missing?
msg #123987
6/8/2015 10:57:34 AM

That's fine, but not intuitive. Also, I click on the CHART+ tab and see no charts. Is this new feature supposed to be like that?

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